Low level of road accidents

Age Concern Derry is based in Malvern House on Chapel Road.

Age Concern Derry is based in Malvern House on Chapel Road.

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Craigavon has one of the lowest levels of accidents and fatal road deaths in Northern Ireland, recently released statistics show.

During the period analysed between 2013 and 2014 there were three road deaths in the Craigavon area.

There were also 51 serious collisions and 54 people seriously injured in crashes.

Twenty eight people were ‘slightly’ injured.

Though Lurgan town had the majority of serious collisions, the interactive map outlined the Tullygally/Taghnevan area as a hotspot for accidents.

Almost 80% of the people killed on the province’s roads over the last two years were male and almost 25% were young men aged between 17 and 24.

The large gender imbalance among crash casualties has been revealed by the investigative news website, The Detail. It analysed statistics it obtained from the PSNI, under the Freedom of Information Act.

For more information check out www.thedetail.tv/articles/two-years-of-death-and-serious-injury-on-northern-ireland-s-roads